Letter from Principal Kloss, Jan. 7

Dear Elsmere Families,

I was recently driving on a challenging stretch of country road – one with lots of curves, hidden driveways, and in serious need of a re-pave. The darkness, rain and my own lateness added to my stress level. Suddenly,  an unusual road sign caught my eye. It read  “Drive with Equanimity”. While I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, I guessed it was a nice way of saying “calm down”.  So I took a deep breath,  thought about what I would do when I arrived (safely!) at my destination and reminded myself that I could get through this. 

I learned later that the definition of equanimity is “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.” which is really so much more than just “calm down.”  While this was a perfect reminder for the particular twisting and uneven road, it was also an excellent reminder for this covid-life in general. If you are like me and need a reminder like this during these ever-changing covid days, please join me in taking a deep breath and Drive with Equanimity.

A couple of other notes

  • Please take a moment to read this letter from Superintendent, Jody Monroe
  • Results of any at-home antigen covid tests need to be entered here to help our district maintain accurate information.
  • If you were unable to pick up a test at your child’s school this week, a districtwide pick-up will be held at Eagle Elementary School on Monday evening, January 10th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please keep in mind this is for families who have not already received a test kit as supplies are limited.

Finally, please be sure that your child has warm outdoor clothing. If you need some, just let us know!

Enjoy a wonderful weekend,